This season’s judges will be returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, joined by newcomers Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Advisors for the teams are Steve Wonder (team Levine), Gavin Rossdale (team Stefani), Little Big Town (team Shelton), and Alicia Keys (team Williams).
What brings even more excitement to this season’s show is that the team advisor for Gwen Stefani is none other than her husband, Gavin Rossdale! There should be some exciting chemistry to see there as the two work together to prepare Gwen’s team members.
Taylor Swift will also be joining The Voice this season as an advisor for the contestants from all four teams. It has reportedly been said that the producers are discussing that the Shake It Off singer might possibly become a judge in future seasons. Currently the singer is preparing for the release of her album 1989 and plans a world tour to promote the album. This certainly is an exciting time for Swift and especially the contestants who will be taking advice from the #1 Billboard singer-songwriter herself!
Watch The Voice today, September 22nd at 8pm EST as talent takes the stage during the Blind Auditions to see whether they get chosen to compete and whose team they’ll be on. You’ll get to see talented singers perform every week from across the country, competing for the ultimate win: a recording contract with a major record label!
The competition consists of five stages: the Blind Auditions, the Battle Rounds, the Knockouts, the Live Playoffs, and the Live Performance Shows.
What people like most about The Voice is that contestants are first chosen during the Blind Auditions by their voice and not their looks. The Coaches are turned away from the stage and only get to see the singer when they push the button to select the artist for his/her team. In the case that more than one coach chooses to work with a singer, the artist gets to decide who to work with. If no coach pushes the button, the singer is eliminated from The Voice.
Following the formation of the teams, coaches will work with the artists as mentors giving them advice and tips for success. The coaches will take two of their singers and have them compete with one another during the Battle Rounds. Both artists perform the same song together in front of the audience. After the battle, the coach must choose which singer will compete in the next round. The losing artist has the chance to be stolen by another coach.
Knockout Rounds will follow with two team members competing once again against each other. This time however, the artists get to choose their own song to perform individually while their competitor waits their turn. The singer who is chosen by the coach moves on to the next round. Meanwhile, the other coaches have a chance to steal the contestant that was not chosen by his/her coach.
Audience members of The Voice (including you!) have the chance to vote during the Live Playoff Rounds to save two artists from each of the four teams. The top 20 artists will take the stage performing live. The coaches will save one of the artists who will move on to the final stage of The Voice.
During the Live Performance Shows, the top 12 artists will have the chance to compete against each other every week as the audience votes on their favorite artists. In the end, only one will be named “The Voice” and given the recording contract.
Last season, Josh Kaufman was crowned as winner, followed by runner-up Jake Worthington and third place winner, Christina Grimmie. Grimmie received much support from Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne throughout the show and although she did not win the competition, she was later signed to Island Records.
The Voice also had guest stars perform last season that included One Republic, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Tim McGraw, Robin Thicke, and many more. Be prepared to see some of your favorite artists this season on The Voice!
Season 7 of The Voice is scheduled to broadcast on September 22, 2014 on NBC.
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